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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a behavioral perspective in psychology unit of a standard educational psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Behavioral theory
- Classical conditioning
- Operant conditioning
- Reduction of undesirable behaviors in the classroom
1. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect
How can outside forces change the way we behave? Why are people's actions shaped by rewards, such as money or good grades, or punishments, such as losing money or feeling pain? This lesson is an introduction to the famous psychologist Thorndike and his foundational research on why consequences of behavior, such as rewards or punishments, affect our future choices.
2. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples
Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.
3. Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment
Does classical conditioning work on humans? In this lesson, you'll explore this question as poor Little Albert is taught to fear a rat. You'll also see how classical conditioning can be used in advertising.
4. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples
How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.
5. Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial
Have you ever wondered how our behavior is conditioned? How does the timing of rewards affect our behavior and our learning? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at how reinforcement scheduling can influence how fast we learn a behavior and how well the behavior is maintained.
6. Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom
The Premack Principle is a famous idea in psychology that can help teachers with classroom management. In this lesson, learn how the Premack Principle relates to what motivates us as individuals.
7. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples
How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.
8. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
9. John Watson and Behaviorism: Theory & Experiment
John B. Watson was a pioneering figure in the development of the psychological school of behaviorism. Learn how the discipline of behaviorism started and how it has profoundly changed the way we live our lives in the modern era.
10. Refractory Period in Psychology
In this lesson, we will discus the refractory period in psychology. Learn more about the refractory period from examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Applied Behavior Analysis: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, we will discuss applied behavior analysis, one of the most common and evidence-based methods used to treat Autism. Learn about the techniques that are used and more. Then, test your knowledge.
12. What Is a Behavioral Inhibition System?
In this lesson, we will discuss the behavioral inhibition system. We'll learn more about the behavioral inhibition system and how it differs from the behavioral activation system. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. What Is Behavioral Neuroscience?
In this lesson, we will discuss the basics of behavioral neuroscience and the field's overall goals. We will also outline several major topics of study within the discipline.
14. What Is a Behavioral Activation System?
Have you ever been motivated to do something in order to receive a reward? If so, you have been influenced by your behavioral activation system. Learn more about the behavioral activation system in this lesson. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. Relative Deprivation in Psychology: Theory & Definition
Have you ever felt that you have less than what you deserve in life? In this lesson, we will explore the idea of relative deprivation and how it uses the comparison to others to explain why we sometimes feel underprivileged.
16. Corporal Punishment in Schools: Definition & Consequences
Corporal punishment in schools has declined in recent years, but still continues to be practiced in many states. Learn how prevalent corporal punishment is, the arguments for and against it, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
17. Edward Thorndike: Puzzle Box & Explanation
The significance of Thorndike's Puzzle Box is that learning can occur through trial and error. It showed that the connection between stimulus and response is not always obvious and may need to be discovered through trial and error.
18. What is Human Behavior? - Definition & Explanation
What does your behavior say about you? And how are behaviors shaped, anyway? Read on to learn about human behavior and conditioning. Then, test your knowledge with a post-lesson quiz.
19. Behavior Learning: Theories & Concept
Most of us have been rewarded for the good things we have done but have been punished for the not-so-good things we have done. This lesson will explore behavior learning, highlighting the most common behavior learning theories and providing some real-world examples of behavior learning.
20. Chronic Absenteeism: Definition and Strategies
Chronic absenteeism can have a major impact on the academic success of students. This lesson will explore and define absenteeism and strategies to support students.
21. David Premack: Psychology of Education & Principles
David Premack is an American psychologist whose work reinforces what we know about behavior and cognition. This lesson will review David Premack's work, specifically The Premack Principle and Theory of Mind.
22. How to Stop Bullying in School
Bullying is a problem all schools - even yours - will face at some point. This lesson will give you strategies (and examples of strategies at work) for curbing a bullying problem in your school.
23. Jean Watson: Biography and Nursing Theory of Caring
Upon completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to identify who Jean Watson is. Viewers should also be able to describe the general aspects of her Theory of Human Caring and the Ten Caritas Processes.
24. Response Bias in Psychology: Definition & Examples
Did you know that there are four major types of response bias? Learn more about the different types of response bias from examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
25. Reciprocal Determinism: Definition & Example
This lesson provides a definition of the psychological theory or reciprocal determinism, developed by Albert Bandura, and provides examples of how this theory works in our social world.
26. The Chameleon Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example
This lesson goes over a series of experiments designed to test the phenomenon known as the chameleon effect, or a psychological theory that suggest we mimic the behavior of people we're with in social settings. We'll talk about an important experiment done by John Bargh and Tanya Chartrand.
27. Strategies for Preventing Violence in Schools
School violence is a serious issue that affects many schools nationwide. However, with the successful implementation of strategies at various levels, this violence can be prevented in most cases, leading to a safer and more productive school environment.
28. Dealing with Student Aggression in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will discuss the best methods for dealing with student aggression in the classroom. In addition to talking about things that teachers can do to diffuse aggressive behavior, we will also explore avenues for preventing this type of behavior.
29. Managing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore the possible causes for disruptive behavior in the classroom. In addition, tips and tricks will be presented to help the classroom teacher to effectively manage different types of behavior.
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Other chapters within the Educational Psychology: Help and Review course
- History and Educational Aims: Help and Review
- Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents: Help and Review
- Motivation in Learning: Help and Review
- Assessments of Learning: Help and Review
- Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Design and Analysis: Help and Review
- Instructional Pedagogy: Help and Review
- Individual Differences in Children: Help and Review